Allan Chapman and The Original Backup Band
By now, you all know I'm addicted to history. When you can combine history with a great ballad ... well, draw the blinds, lock the doors, turn off the TV and phone cause I'm doing me some listening and hunting. Because a internet friend recommended the above song, I have some work cut out for me. We know about Pancho Villa or at least have seen some good movies and books about him, but how about a lone visitor named Thomas Holmes to a group of graves? What is the story there?
The short story is contained here in Wikipedia, though I would recommend the whole saga of the Mexican campaign under Black Jack Pershing who would go on to even greater fame in World War I with tales that echo down the well of history to modern conflicts still happening today. You can follow along in the wake of a new obsession, or just listen to a great song. In the meantime, flowers for 17 men.